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  1. Globally, more than 5 million stillbirths and neonatal deaths occur annually. For many, the cause of death (CoD) is unknown. Minimally invasive tissue sampling (MITS) has been increasingly used in postmortem e...

    Authors: Anam Shahil Feroz, Christina Paganelli, Milka Bunei, Beza Eshetu, Shahana Parveen, Sayyeda Reza, Chaitali Sanji, Shiyam Sunder Tikmani, Shivaprasad S. Goudar, Guruprasad Goudar, Sarah Saleem, Elizabeth M. McClure and Robert L. Goldenberg

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:120

    Content type: Commentary

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  2. Although community participation has been identified as being important for improved and sustained health outcomes, designing and successfully implementing it in large scale public health programmes, including...

    Authors: Adam Silumbwe, Theresa Nkole, Margarate N. Munakampe, Joanna Paula Cordero, Cecilia Milford, Joseph Mumba Zulu and Petrus S. Steyn

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:119

    Content type: Research

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  3. Male reproductive health is a relatively new concept, and most men are neglected in reproductive health discussions. Therefore, it appears that there is insufficient information about the male reproductive hea...

    Authors: Mehrnaz Geranmayeh, Armin Zareiyan, Zahra Behboodi Moghadam, Mojgan Mirghafourvand and Fovziye Sanaati

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:118

    Content type: Study protocol

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  4. Self-administered subcutaneous depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA-SC) is poised to increase access to contraception; however, governments are concerned about the waste management of used units. Self-injec...

    Authors: Holly M. Burke, Catherine Packer, Laura Wando, Symon Peter Wandiembe, Nelson Muwereza, Subarna Pradhan, Akuzike Zingani and Bagrey Ngwira

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:117

    Content type: Research

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  5. Improved access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services and information is essential for supporting adolescents and youth in making informed decisions and optimizing each young person’s outcomes relat...

    Authors: Fiorella Guerrero, Nora Lucar, Mijail Garvich Claux, Marina Chiappe, Jose Perez-Lu, Michelle J. Hindin, Lianne Gonsalves and Angela M. Bayer

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:116

    Content type: Research

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  6. After the 1968 United Nations International Conference on Human Rights, access to family planning services became a human right. Such a service is of central importance to women’s empowerment and is empiricall...

    Authors: Melisa Guelhan Inci, Nadja Kutschke, Sara Nasser, Sara Alavi, Ingar Abels, Christine Kurmeyer and Jalid Sehouli

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:115

    Content type: Research

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  7. Male involvement in maternal and child health is a practice wherein fathers and male community members actively participate in caring for women and supporting their family to access better health services. The...

    Authors: Prerna Gopal, Duncan Fisher, Gloria Seruwagi and Henock B. Taddese

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:114

    Content type: Research

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  8. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Marie-Hélène Doucet, Alexandre Delamou, Hawa Manet and Danielle Groleau

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:113

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Reproductive Health 2020 17:61

  9. The implementation of the maternal mortality surveillance system in Iran has significantly reduced the incidence of maternal mortality. However, the pattern of the causes of the mortalities, which has remained...

    Authors: Marjan Beigi, Shahideh Jahanian Sadatmahaleh, Nasrin Changizi, Eesa Mohammadi and Ashraf Kazemi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:111

    Content type: Study protocol

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  10. Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) especially those with younger age experience an alteration in physiological and emotional lifestyle that can affect intimacy and sexuality. The aim of this study was to deter...

    Authors: Khadijeh Mohammadi, Parvin Rahnama, Zahra Rafei, Seyedeh Mitra Ebrahimi-Aveh and Ali Montazeri

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:110

    Content type: Research

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  11. Pregnancy termination due to fetal anomalies has many psychological consequences for women. Providing appropriate and desirable care to this group of women and their families plays an important role in the pro...

    Authors: Bahareh Kamranpour, Mahnaz Noroozi and Masoud Bahrami

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:109

    Content type: Research

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  12. The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is highly infectious, with the recent World Health Organization decree confirming a global public health emergency. The outcomes related to maternal and fetal health among pr...

    Authors: Juliana Vasconcellos Freitas-Jesus, Larissa Rodrigues and Fernanda Garanhani Surita

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:108

    Content type: Study protocol

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  13. The Post Natal Club (PNC) model assures comprehensive care, including HIV and Maternal and Child Health care, for postpartum women living with HIV and their infants during an 18-month postnatal period. The PNC...

    Authors: Hélène Duvivier, Tom Decroo, Aurélie Nelson, Tali Cassidy, Zodwa Mbakaz, Laura Trivino Duran, Virginia de Azevedo, Suhair Solomon and Emilie Venables

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:107

    Content type: Research

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  14. In India, around 20,000 women die every year due to abortion-related complications. In count data modeling, there is sometimes a prevalence of zero counts. This article is concerned with the estimation of vari...

    Authors: Prashant Verma, Prafulla Kumar Swain, Kaushalendra Kumar Singh and Mukti Khetan

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:106

    Content type: Research

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  15. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a harmful cultural practice that is predominantly documented in Africa, but also occurs in other parts of the world. Due to migration, women who have undergone FGM can also b...

    Authors: L. De Schrijver, L. Van Baelen, N. Van Eekert and E. Leye

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:105

    Content type: Review

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  16. Pakistan has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios worldwide at 276/100,000 live births and only 51% percent of women receive four or more ANC visits. This means that there are missed opportunities for ...

    Authors: Anam Shahil Feroz, Naureen Akber Ali and Sarah Saleem

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:104

    Content type: Study protocol

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  17. Improving respectful maternity care (RMC) is a recommended practice during childbirth as a strategy to eliminate the mistreatment of women and improve maternal health. There is limited evidence on the effectiv...

    Authors: Anteneh Asefa, Alison Morgan, Meghan A. Bohren and Michelle Kermode

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:103

    Content type: Research

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  18. Higher than expected adolescent pregnancy high rates continue globally, with repeated unplanned pregnancy (UP) in this age group is a public health problem. In Brazil, 16% of pregnancies occur in adolescents u...

    Authors: M. M. Barbieri, C. R. T. Juliato, L. Bahamondes and F. G. Surita

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:100

    Content type: Study protocol

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  19. Turkey hosts the world’s largest community of Syrians displaced by the conflict. The Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) is a coordinated set of priority reproductive health services. There is not any scopi...

    Authors: M. Çöl, N. Bilgili Aykut, A. N. Usturalı Mut, C. Koçak, S. U. Uzun, A. Akın, L. Say and L. Kobeissi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:99

    Content type: Review

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  20. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a novel global public health emergency. Prenatal care (PNC) providing institutes should identify the needs and demands of pregnant women by optimizing the means of PNC se...

    Authors: Marzieh Masjoudi, Armin Aslani, Somayyeh Khazaeian and Azita Fathnezhad-Kazemi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:98

    Content type: Study protocol

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  21. Contraceptive utilization is a practice that helps individuals or couples to avoid unwanted pregnancy. Even though there is the widespread availability of contraceptives, induced abortion remains an alarming p...

    Authors: Lebeza Alemu, Yeshambel Agmus Ambelie and Muluken Azage

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:97

    Content type: Research

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  22. Reproductive coercion (RC), which includes contraceptive sabotage and pregnancy coercion, may help explain known associations between intimate partner violence (IPV) and poor reproductive health outcomes, such...

    Authors: Sabrina C. Boyce, Jasmine Uysal, Stephanie M. DeLong, Nicole Carter, Chi-Chi Undie, Wilson Liambila, Seri Wendoh and Jay G. Silverman

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:96

    Content type: Research

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  23. Family planning (FP) is an essential component of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and contributes directly to SDG targets 3.7 and 5.6. In Pakistan, contraceptive use has remained stagnant over the past 5 y...

    Authors: Sarah Saleem, Narjis Rizvi, Anam Shahil Feroz, Sayyeda Reza, Saleem Jessani and Farina Abrejo

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:95

    Content type: Research

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  24. To achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 3, which is to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all persons of all ages, street-involved young people (SIYP) must be assured of universal access to se...

    Authors: Atinuke O. Olaleye, Mary O. Obiyan and Morenike O. Folayan

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:94

    Content type: Research

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  25. It has been reported that lifestyle factors may affect birth weight; however, few studies have explored the association between lifestyle factors and low birth weight in preterm and term births in China. The o...

    Authors: Chuhao Xi, Min Luo, Tian Wang, Yingxiang Wang, Songbai Wang, Lan Guo and Ciyong Lu

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:93

    Content type: Research

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  26. The persistently high and stalled total fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa, including in Nigeria, calls for new efforts towards fertility reduction. Most efforts on fertility desire in sub-Saharan Africa have foc...

    Authors: Emmanuel Kolawole Odusina, Titilayo Ayotunde, Michael Kunnuji, Dorothy N. Ononokpono, Ghose Bishwajit and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:92

    Content type: Research

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  27. Egypt is one of three countries where half of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) victims live, despite its ban. To inform policy on the awareness of this ban and the impact of other interventions, this ...

    Authors: Aya Mostafa, Shaimaa Ashmawy Gaballah and Ghada Essamaldin Amin

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:91

    Content type: Research

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  28. Reproductive health is the core science of human life and is critical to the healthy and sustainable development of human society. Since 1980, China has enforced a “one child” policy. With the implementation o...

    Authors: Mingzhu Chen, Yang Luo, Jingxia Fu, Ting Wang, Yanting Meng, Chen Xu and Si Qin

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:90

    Content type: Research

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  29. Gestational age estimation is key to the provision of abortion, to ensure safety and successful termination of pregnancy. We compared gestational age based on reported last menstrual period and ultrasonography...

    Authors: Biani Saavedra-Avendano, Raffaela Schiavon, Patricio Sanhueza, Ranulfo Rios-Polanco, Laura Garcia-Martinez and Blair G. Darney

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:89

    Content type: Research

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  30. Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide. In Afghanistan, where most births take place at home without the assistance of a skilled birth attendant, there is a need for o...

    Authors: Dina F. Abbas, Shafiq Mirzazada, Jill Durocher, Shahfaqir Pamiri, Meagan E. Byrne and Beverly Winikoff

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:88

    Content type: Research

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  31. Recognizing the potential of the country’s large youth population and the importance of protecting and supporting its health and well-being, the Government of India committed to strengthening its programmes an...

    Authors: Alka Barua, Katherine Watson, Marina Plesons, Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli and Kiran Sharma

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:87

    Content type: Review

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  32. Different types of staff support individuals with intellectual disability (ID) in their daily life, in schools, leisure activities and in special accommodations. This study aimed to gain a deeper understanding...

    Authors: Maria Wickström, Margareta Larsson and Berit Höglund

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:86

    Content type: Research

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  33. Effective communication and respect for women’s autonomy are critical components of person-centered care. Yet, there is limited evidence in low-resource settings on providers’ perceptions of the importance and...

    Authors: Patience A. Afulani, Laura Buback, Ann Marie Kelly, Leah Kirumbi, Craig R. Cohen and Audrey Lyndon

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:85

    Content type: Research

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  34. Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) targets have been included as part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and indictors are important to monitor progress towards these targets. SRH indicators...

    Authors: Jing Fang, Shenglan Tang, Xiaoping Tan and Rachel Tolhurst

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:84

    Content type: Research

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  35. When certain complications arise during the second stage of labour, assisted vaginal delivery (AVD), a vaginal birth with forceps or vacuum extractor, can effectively improve outcomes by ending prolonged labou...

    Authors: Nicola Crossland, Carol Kingdon, Marie-Clare Balaam, Ana Pilar Betrán and Soo Downe

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:83

    Content type: Research

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  36. Contraception is a key component of sustainable development, empowering women, reducing the risk of maternal and child mortality and promoting economic growth. It is part of the Sustainable Development Goals a...

    Authors: Cauane Blumenberg, Franciele Hellwig, Fernanda Ewerling and Aluísio J. D. Barros

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:82

    Content type: Research

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  37. Menstruation, a natural biologic process is associated with restrictions and superstitious beliefs in Nepal. However, factual data on women’s perspectives on menstrual practices and restrictions are scarce. Th...

    Authors: Amrita Mukherjee, Mingma Lama, Uddhav Khakurel, Alok Nath Jha, Fatima Ajose, Sanjeev Acharya, Kristina Tymes-Wilbekin, Marni Sommer, Pauline E. Jolly, Pema Lhaki and Sadeep Shrestha

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:81

    Content type: Research

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  38. Drug use is an important underlying factor in risky sexual behaviors. Risky sexual behaviors can lead to STIs and HIV/AIDS, especially in women. For better understanding of the relationship between drug use an...

    Authors: Hadis Sourinejad, Mahnaz Noroozi, Fariba Taleghani and Gholam Reza Kheirabadi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:80

    Content type: Study protocol

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  39. Parents are an important source of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information for very young adolescents and are likely to have a significant influence on adolescents’ sexual attitudes, values, and risk-...

    Authors: Beatrice W Maina, Boniface Ayanbekongshie Ushie and Caroline W Kabiru

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:79

    Content type: Research

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  40. Repeatedly adolescents in Africa have been experiencing early pregnancy by more than 50%, early parenthood by 30% and new HIV infections by more than 80%. Parent - Adolescent communication as an effective stra...

    Authors: Meseret Shiferaw Yibrehu and Bernard Mbwele

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:78

    Content type: Research

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  41. Reproductive coercion (RC) and intimate partner violence (IPV) are prevalent forms of gender-based violence (GBV) associated with reduced female control over contraceptive use and subsequent unintended pregnan...

    Authors: Jasmine Uysal, Nicole Carter, Nicole Johns, Sabrina Boyce, Wilson Liambila, Chi-Chi Undie, Esther Muketo, Jill Adhiambo, Kate Gray, Seri Wendoh and Jay G. Silverman

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:77

    Content type: Study protocol

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  42. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Kun Tang, Junjian Gaoshan, Babatunde Ahonsi, Moazzam Ali, Mercedes Bonet, Nathalie Broutet, Edna Kara, Caron Kim, Anna Thorson and Soe Soe Thwin

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:76

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Reproductive Health 2020 17:59

  43. The role of global initiatives in catalyzing change within national contexts is complex and less understood. Addressing adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Kenya requires concerted efforts of both sta...

    Authors: Elsie Akwara and Priscilla Idele

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:75

    Content type: Research

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  44. Uganda has high adolescent pregnancy. The details of adolescent childbirth and urban/rural patterns are scarce. We investigated the levels, time trends and determinants of adolescent childbirth in Uganda separ...

    Authors: Dinah Amongin, Lenka Benova, Annettee Nakimuli, Mary Nakafeero, Frank Kaharuza, Lynn Atuyambe and Claudia Hanson

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:74

    Content type: Research

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  45. Measurement of quality of health care has been largely overlooked and continues to be a major health system bottleneck in monitoring performance and quality to evaluate progress against defined targets for bet...

    Authors: Haftom Gebrehiwot Weldearegay, Araya Abrha Medhanyie, Hagos Godefay and Alemayehu Bayray Kahsay

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:73

    Content type: Research

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  46. Low contraceptive uptake exposes women to unintended pregnancies and often the resultant obstetric complications. The immigrant communities especially from countries with low contraceptive use present a unique...

    Authors: Maryan Abdulahi, Othman Kakaire and Fatuma Namusoke

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:72

    Content type: Research

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  47. Infertility stigma is one of the greatest challenges in most societies for reproduction and sexual health of infertile women. Since no specific tool exists for assessing the infertility stigma in women, this s...

    Authors: Mahboubeh Taebi, Nourossadat Kariman, Ali Montazeri and Hamid Alavi Majd

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:70

    Content type: Study protocol

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